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2008-10-25 18:00:03

Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Hakeem Nicks had eight catches for 139 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for another as North Carolina trounced No. 23 Boston College, 45-24, at rain-soaked Kenan Stadium. Cam Sexton completed 19-of-30 passes for 238 yards and three scores for North Carolina (6-2, 2-2 ACC), which rebounded nicely from a heartbreaking 16-13 overtime loss at Virginia last week. Trimane Goddard returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown,...

2008-09-08 09:00:00

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - September 08, 2008) - Enterasys Networks Inc., the Secure Networks Company(TM), today announced that Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., has deployed an Enterasys identity-based networking solution to automatically prioritize and secure more than 20,000 networked devices used by over 15,000 students and employees. As one of the nation's oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities, it is fitting that the new Boston College data center is housed in a converted chapel...

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2008-09-04 11:40:00

A report released on Wednesday said infant abductions are increasingly rare in the United States, with the average kidnapper likely to be an overweight woman who has feigned pregnancy. A report published in the American Journal of Nursing examines 247 cases of infant abductions between 1982 and 2006, including murders in which a fetus was cut from the mother's womb. It showed that kidnappings of newborns from hospital wards is a rare occurrence, in part due to heightened security measures,...

2008-08-10 15:00:33

By Tamar Lewin Like a lot of universities in the United States, Northeastern has Barnes & Noble running its bookstore, and Pizza Hut, Wendy's, Starbucks and Taco Bell selling food in the student center. But Northeastern has taken outsourcing one giant step further. In an unusual partnership that began last autumn, the university is using Kaplan, a for-profit education company, to find students for and help run an academic program for international students to spend a year on...

2008-08-08 06:00:48

By Tamar Lewin Like a lot of universities, Northeastern has Barnes & Noble running its bookstore, and Pizza Hut, Wendy's, Starbucks and Taco Bell selling food in the student center. But Northeastern has taken outsourcing one giant step further. In an unusual partnership that began last autumn, the university is using Kaplan Inc., a for-profit education company, to find students for and help run an academic program for international students to spend a year on campus, improving...

2008-08-04 03:00:26

By Jenn Smith, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Aug. 4--PITTSFIELD -- The $5.3 million Massachusetts pilot program that put laptop computers into the hands of more than 2,000 local middle school students and teachers has officially ended. But the heart of project known as the Berkshire Wireless Learning Initiative still has a pulse. "In regards to the original steering committee, our jobs were complete in June, but we're not disbanded yet," said Michael Supranowicz, a co-chairman...

2008-06-19 18:00:29

By CHRISTINE McCONVILLE American students aren't getting the education they need and businesses are suffering, Massachusetts' incoming education secretary Paul Reville told Boston's business and civic leaders yesterday. "Our students are not ready for higher education, life and work in the 21st century," he said during a well-attended Boston College Citizen Seminar, which was sponsored by The Chief Executives' Club of Boston, MassINC and the John LaWare Leadership Forum. Even as...

2008-06-17 12:00:45

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Jack Dunn, Director of Public Affairs, Boston College, +1-617-552-3351, +1-617-256-7282, dunnjo@bc.edu Through $1b in Construction and Renovation Projects, BC to Become First University in Boston to Reach Housing Milestone CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., June 17/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston College will add 1,280 new beds of undergraduate housing, making it the first college or university in Boston to meet 100 percent of student demand. The University will reach...

2008-05-29 17:40:00

Resonators couple individually to electric and magnetic fields to absorb all incident radiation CHESTNUT HILL, MA "“ A team of scientists from Boston College and Duke University has developed a highly-engineered metamaterial capable of absorbing all of the light that strikes it "“ to a scientific standard of perfection "“ they report in the latest edition of Physical Review Letters. The team designed and engineered a metamaterial that uses tiny geometric surface features to...

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2008-03-27 11:35:00

Here's a truism from the "duh" department: People typically prefer to feel emotions that are pleasant, like excitement, and avoid those that are unpleasant, like anger.But a new study appearing in the April issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, says this may not always be the case. Psychologists Maya Tamir and Christopher Mitchell of Boston College, and James Gross of Stanford University tested whether people prefer to experience emotions that...


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